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My research combines theories and methods from education, sociology, critical policy studies and social and political theory to analyse and show connections between different moments in the ‘life’ of Education policies, from their formation at an elite level to their implementation in the classroom. I have published findings in key journals in both Education and Political Studies on areas of curriculum reform, disadvantage, and the politics of education.

In 2022, I led the synthesis evaluation into the DfE’s Opportunity Area programme for Norwich and Ipswich (2017-22).

I am the course director for MSc Education and Leadership and lead teaching on its three core modules. I teach sessions on our Ed.D and PGR programmes, including doctoral supervision. I have previously taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in education, politics, and media.

Further background

I joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning as a lecturer in September 2021. I completed my doctorate at UEA, between the Schools of Education and Lifelong Learning and Politics, Philosophy and Communication and Language Studies (2015-2019). Previously, I worked in two secondary schools as a learning support assistant and the first academic mentor in a new free school in Norwich, where I established and developed a mentoring programme for both lower school and sixth form students. I have held roles at the Centre for Competition Policy as a research associate (2019-20) and at the Brexit & Environment Network as a senior research associate (2020-21).